Witcosky was one of three finalists competing for the job.
All the candidates were here interviewing last week. The other candidates included current city councilor Camden King and Ashton Harrison, a county and city administrator from Colorado.
Keith Witcosky is the head of Economic Development for Portland and has a lot of government experience.
His family has a summer home in Black Butte Ranch and has been coming to central Oregon for many years and has always wanted to live here.
Redmond Mayor George Endicott says they still need to do a formal background check on Witcosky and negotiate salary.
They hope to have him in Redmond by July.